Geek Links of the Week

Did you hear about how 4chan members wanted leak Emma Watson nude pictures for speaking at a gender equality conference? Well, it wasn’t 4Chan as was widely reported and going largely uncorrected. A viral marketing company pulled the stunt to get 4chan shut down. It’s not often that 4chan can be portrayed as a sympathetic entity but these guys have pulled it off. [ABC]

YouTube star Sam Pepper is facing sexual harassment complaints after “prank” of his involved grabbing women’s posteriors. He says there was a message to the “prank.” Here’s a message: Don’t grope women! [The Independent]

Many media websites are using the same principles in their visual redesigns. Why is that? [Mashable]

Andrew Spearin of Insurgency fame talks about the big impact that the update to the Steam store has already had on his game. [Medium]

A lawyer looked at Riot’s LCS contracts that players are required to sign to see if it’s fair to the players. [Daily Dot]

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About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on September 26, 2014, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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